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Anglers Can Net Cash by Raising Funds for ALS Walleye Tourney

Updated: 05/25/2014 9:46 PM
Created: 05/25/2014 3:29 PM WDIO.com

Organizers of the Kolar Toyota ALS Walleye Tournament on Island Lake hope the great weather continues for their event next weekend. They also stepped up cash incentives to help spur anglers to find more donations.

Despite the rain and cold last year over 300 anglers helped raise nearly $150,000 to fight ALS. Organizers said anglers usually just toss in the minimum entry fee, but Kolar Toyota is putting cash drawings on the line so anglers will raise more money by finding additional sponsors.

Tournament board member Brandon Kolquist said the more money they raise the more they can win.

“If you raise $500 between the two of you, you get into a drawing. If you get $750 you're in a drawing, and if you get up to a $1,000 you're in a drawing for that much cash. So it's kind of a way to put it out there and get people thinking not to just write a check for $175, but to make a few phone calls and generate some more money,” Kolquist said.

He said the tournament kicks off on Saturday, but there is still time to sign up.

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